OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
“Advent being a season established by the Church to prepare the faithful to celebrate properly Our Lord’s coming into this world and to draw him into their hearts so that they may no longer live save by his Spirit, it would be very proper for us today and on the following Sundays to apply ourselves to prayer in order to prepare our hearts to receive Our Lord…” (Preface for the Meditation on the Second Sunday of Advent by Saint John Baptist de las Salle)
As we move through the season of Advent there is something you can do during this season that will show your children that you put Christ in the center of your life. As parents you can bring prayer into the life of your child and the family by praying together and by celebrating with the community at Sunday Mass.
“Waiting is essential to the spiritual life. We wait during Advent for the birth of Jesus. We wait after Easter for the coming of the Spirit, and after the Ascension of Jesus we wait for his coming again in glory. We are always waiting, but it is a waiting in the conviction that we have already seen God’s footsteps.
Waiting for God is an active, alert—yes, joyful—waiting. As we wait, we remember him for whom we are waiting, and as we remember him we create a community ready to welcome him when he comes.” (Bread for the Journey-Henri J. Nouwen)
As we wait to celebrate the arrival of Christ at Christmas, let us pray for each other and for our entire faith community. Prepare the way of the Lord!
Sister Regina M. Chassar, ssj
Director of Religious Education